"Kurt Weiske" <kurt....@realitycheckbbs.org.remove-tj4-this> writes:
> To: Casey Tuggle
> -=> Casey Tuggle wrote to alt.smokers.pipes <=-
>> I'd like to know what your favorite English blends are, specifically,
>> with Latakia. I'm not sure if any exist without it, so you may want to
>> educate me there.
> MacBaren's Latakia Blend was my first taste of latakia, and C&D's Pirate
> Kake was my second experiment with it. PK remained my favorite.
The world hasn't been the same since the disappearance of Balkan
Sobranie and its almost-as-good follow-on, Balkan Sasieni.
I smoked those from 1962 until neither could be found, with only
occasional digressions to Leavitt & Peirce/Ehrlich house blends
when I happened to be in Boston and an occasional MacBaren's, Baby's
Bottom, Early Morning Pipe etc.
Now relying on Peretti's Pride of Loch Lomond, less powerful than
their Royal Blend, quite good, heavy to Latakia. But it's not Balkan
Mike Spencer Nova Scotia, Canada